Oracle Linux 7 : NetworkManager (ELSA-2018-3665)
High Nessus Plugin ID 119248
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2018:3665 :
An update for NetworkManager is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
NetworkManager is a system network service that manages network devices and connections, attempting to keep active network connectivity when available. Its capabilities include managing Ethernet, wireless, mobile broadband (WWAN), and PPPoE devices, as well as providing VPN integration with a variety of different VPN services.
Security Fix(es) :
* systemd: Out-of-bounds heap write in systemd-networkd dhcpv6 option handling (CVE-2018-15688)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
Red Hat would like to thank Ubuntu Security Team for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Felix Wilhelm (Google) as the original reporter.
SolutionUpdate the affected networkmanager packages.